Michigan Woman Wins $300K On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

WWJ News
November 13, 2019 - 10:04 am
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The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)

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(WWJ) A Mid-Michigan woman plans to spoil her grandson after winning $300,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket. 

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The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)
The 59-year-old player, from Mecosta County, bought her winning Double Bonus Cashword instant game ticket at the Citgo gas station, located at 301 South Cass Street in Morley, Michigan. 

"I scratched the ticket off and had five green words, but there wasn't a prize for five green words in the legend," said the winner, who chose to remain anonymous. "I took it back up to the gas station and had the clerk scan it. He told me I'd have to take it to the Lottery."

"When I got back home, I looked the ticket over again and that's when I realized I had missed the letter 'Y' and revealed an extra word to win $300,000. I felt so overwhelmed and couldn't stop crying tears of joy!"

The player visited Lottery headquarters with her husband on Tuesday to claim the big prize.

Along with buying gifts for her grandson, she plans to donate to charity, and then save the remainder.

According to the Michigan Lottert, players have won more than $19 million playing Double Bonus Cashword, which launched in April. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $7 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, three $10,000 prizes, and 17 $2,000 prizes.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.

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Remember, never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Facing a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience, and can make those struggling feel like there is no way out. If you need help, call The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-270-7117.